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Scio nescio omnia scire. Superposition: In any network with two or more sources, the current or voltage for any component is the algebraic sum of the effects produced by each source acting separately. The superposition of forces in a mechanical or electrical network results in the summation (a compromise) and allows the building of better bridges and interfaces. ¶Neither pure iron nor pure carbon are stronger than a carbon steel alloy. ¶Using one ideology is like using half of a pair of pliers to grasp something. ¶A sensible solution for our persistent problems could be arrived at through the superposition of conservative and progressive ideologies as the founders had hoped for, but the puppet masters have taken control of our representatives to get their desires fulfilled at the expense of the republic. ¶My avatar represents the % of approval, by party, that our congress enjoys. I try very hard to understand and listen to all views on an issue and am willing to change my mind if the evidence is real and conclusive. ¶John Adams wrote in a letter in 1780: "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." ¶"I was no party man myself, and the first wish of my heart was, if parties did exist, to reconcile them." GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to Thomas Jefferson, July 6, 1796 ¶If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed. - Mark Twain ¶An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin ¶None of Us is as Good as All of Us. -- Ray Kroc

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  1. about 1 hour ago on Tom Stiglich

    Statistics work really well when you’re testing at the same time and under the same conditions, the strength of metal samples or the failure rate of chips at high temperature, but never as well when sampling people. Polls are never real-time and are aggregations of data collected on different dates. For example, events like Comey’s reopening and then retraction were not captured in some of the data. The national data was more accurate than the data local data. Clinton won the popular vote as predicted. It was the local polls, not Five Thirty Eight’s data that inaccurately predicted the electoral results. Some of the local polls are no better than Survey Monkey and don’t compensate for overweighted or underweighted factors. The electoral vote was determined by 40,000 votes spread over 3 states. easily missed by poor local polling using outdated data.

  2. about 1 hour ago on Jeff Stahler

    America has become much more than descendants of white western Europeans. Maybe those that cannot accept the demographic changes should return to their ancestral homes and leave this land of immigrants to those who want it to prosper.

  3. about 2 hours ago on Tom Toles

    Continuing the political tradition doing the opposite of what the word’s definition, “transparency” will actually suppress important data and expert opinion to preserve old money interests.

    " …

    Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Administrator, has systematically removed science from environmental decisions and regulations in the United States. Now, he’s working on yet another rule that would eliminate decades of scientific studies from being considered when writing regulatory standards.

    The new rule proposed today would require any data used by the EPA to set regulatory requirements to be publicly available. This new rule masks, which was proposed in the name of “transparency” in fact hides decades of scientific research.

    Scott Pruitt, the EPA’s Administrator, proposed a new rule that would remove decades-long landmark studies on the health impacts of air pollution, pesticides, etc. from being used in environmental regulatory decisions. This is because many of the studies which were conducted over the course of decades signed a confidentiality agreement with the subjects to not share their personal information as part of the study. Hence, the data was anonymized and reported to the EPA with the requirement that personal information on each subject not be shared with the public.

    …"

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/04/24/epa-chief-scott-pruitt-delete-decades-of-science-in-the-name-of-transparency/#723ee65f7afa

    https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/?s=forbes

  4. about 2 hours ago on Tom Stiglich

    A Pyrrhic victory?

    " …

    The silver lining for Republicans isn’t that Lesko won. If Republicans are winning by only 5 points in this sort of extremely red district in November, dozens of more competitive seats will flop to Democrats — more than enough for them to take the House. Rather, the “good” news is that Republicans have endured lots of this sort of bad news already. Before Tuesday night, Democrats had outperformed their partisan baseline by an average of 17 points in congressional special elections so far this cycle. So the Arizona result was only slightly worse for Republicans than previous ones.

    …"

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/arizona-8-special-election-result/

  5. about 18 hours ago on Jerry Holbert

    The “common good" — the overlap between Democrats/Republicans — continues to grow tinier and “organization” is non-existent. For decades the independents or unaffiliated have been the plurality of registered voters. When surveyed, they indicate that they disagree with the significant parts of the ideology of one “major” party or the other and choose the lesser evil in the general election. As much as they fuss and fume, the neoliberal (trickle-down) and neocon ([forcefully if necessary] make the rest of the world’s nations into democracies) portions of their platforms (“common bad”?) are virtually identical. The differences are in areas where most sane people compromise or agree to disagree (and not impose their beliefs on others).

    I am lucky to have worked with lean, successful, collaborative, manufacturers making high quality goods and services, designed to rigorous standards that can be (and are) exported anywhere in the world. I use science and results as measures of the effectiveness of political ideologies and while one is better that the other by my standard, neither can work by itself for all Americans.

  6. about 23 hours ago on Jerry Holbert

    Untested opinions/hypotheses have no merit until they’re tested in reality. We do not live in a simple binary digital world, but a complex one where our most successful, lasting accomplishments are the superposition of many ideas yielding a whole greater than any of its parts.

  7. 1 day ago on Jerry Holbert

    Clearly the founders were correct in telling us to avoid political parties and the power hungry they attract. If you don’t support the supreme leader, you’re an enemy.

  8. 1 day ago on Clay Jones

    The people no longer have representatives in congress it seems …

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/384217-impeaching-rosenstein-some-republicans-are-talking-about-it

  9. 1 day ago on Tom Stiglich

    https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/10/politics/meek-mill-prison-sentence-judge-jay-z/index.html

  10. 1 day ago on Tom Toles

    A fine example of how this president’s mind works.